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. >> president obama must get back at the right wing hacks that tried to paint him as an angry black man pushing a liberal agenda by becoming an angry black man. >> seriously you're not asking me about hassess twinkies are you? >> the general pulled out a synthetic wig. >> the husband is not leaving her. he's staying? >> he's staying. >> times change. >> glorified gypsy grifter. >> seen here in the same clip because it's the only footage we have. >> loser people try to have affairs in the digital age, the head of the cia couldn't get away with it. >> who does the cooking at your house? >> my wife. >> somebody told me you didn't have the apron on basting the turkeys. >> we're not going anywhere and you got a home boy in the deal. >> we're fuelly supportive of israel's right to defend itself. >> you believe the president deliberately mislead the american people about the true -- >> no. >> she could start out by publicly saying i was wrong. that might be a beginning. >> would you accept a deal that does not include tax rate increases for the wealthy? >> no. >> i believe republicans will yield a bit
from now four years ago, right after president obama was elected for the first time before he was inaugurated that operation cast led happen that killed more than 1000 palestinians? what do you see happening now? >> well, it brings back for many gazans the past led operation. many think, this is cast led 2. you can see it in the streets free of you walking the streets, people are rushing into the shops buying food. the gas stations, if not into, are very crowded with people trying to get as much fuel to run their electricity. as we speak right now, i do not have electricity so we have to rely on a generator in order to work. i see this situation -- it is not going to be sought any time soon. the egyptians will have to find another palestinian for whom they can talk to. i really do not see the egyptians will be able to succeed to contact anyone from the hamas leaders. given the fact even journalists who are in gaza city cannot reach the hamas leaders because they're all underground and not reachable by their phones. there is no way to deliver the message about a cease-fire or t
with john mccain and the way the rest of congress is viewing him on this? >> right. so you've been covering this well in the sense that republicans are not used to the obama administration pushing back. they're not used to the obama coming with a fire in the belly and really confronting them on accusations and insinuations that they've been launching for the last four years without a lot of resistance, without a lot of contradiction. let's remember the politicization of the benghazi issue started with the mitt romney campaign, on the night of the attack. he then harangued the entire republican caucus into joining him on that. now the mitt romney campaign is gone leaving guys like john mccain holding the bag. he's committed to the strategy and has to go forward. now that president obama called him out on public television during a press conference, he has no choice but to double down. and stories like these where he missed the hearing that he was calling for undermine his argument that the obama administration is not giving him enough information. and pushes him back into the argument the ob
and mourdock had said what they said in completely different ways, all right, we wouldn't have had the backlash we had. eleanor pointed this out -- women delivered obama's race because they weren't about to put up from the nonsense that was coming from the right. >> with the statements from mourdock and akin, women wanted romney to denounce it. women wanted the party to denounce it, and romney never came out to denounce it. bottom line is this -- we played it too safe, we didn't think women were monolithic voters or cared about the economy, but when it comes to legitimate rape and abortion, women stood together. >> i wish that's all it was, really, but the whole year, particularly when republicans took over so many state legislators, that's when the war on women, if you forgive me, began. you had record numbers of anti-contraceptive and and antiabortion laws, even a tax on equal pay laws, the congress with the blunt amendment on where they actually had a vote on whether or not insurance policies ought to include contraception if the boss is in disagreement. so you can talk messenger all you wan
that what you say is right on, because being on the ground, everybody underestimated the obama ground campaign and the romney people were calling automatically to say, pick up and support our campaign. the obama campaign had offices in the communities for years and i see that you have not voted. if you go and vote, we will take your name off or find a way to get you to the vote and talking about gop tv and politics and i real iz realized they were getting people to the polls and reaching people personally, al. >> right. let me say this, president obama received 12 million less votes this year than he did in 2008. mitt romney got almost 3 million votes less than john mccain did. this election, and you could come up with a lot of arguments as to why mitt romney didn't win. i thought he left it all on the playing field and he did as well as he could give ten circumstances. but the truth of the matter is that we couldn't come up with enough votes to win. >> patrick, it is not just about the candidate or putting a candidate that has a, you know, hispanic last name or the minority on the ti
personally, al. >> right. let me say this, president obama received 12 million less votes this year than he did in 2008. mitt romney got almost 3 million votes less than john mccain did. this election, and you could come up with a lot of arguments as to why mitt romney didn't win. i thought he left it all on the playing field and he did as well as he could give ten circumstances. but the truth of the matter is that we couldn't come up with enough votes to win. >> patrick, it is not just about the candidate or putting a candidate that has a, you know, hispanic last name or the minority on the ticket. you said that you not only had that problem, but you have -- >> an angry white man problem. >> angry white man problem. >> i don't want to discredit marco rubio for just saying that he is and up and comer, because he is hispanic, and he is up and comer to look into the camera and express a conservative viewpoint without being angry or saying the word rape quite frankly. he connects with people and the fact that he is a cuban america american is a plus, but it is not the reason that he is a up an
bloomberg who endorsed president obama the very day that he visited this area the first time right after the storm and before the election. we wanted to bring that to you. in the meantime, we're following breaking news out of tell aaviv where warning sirens have been b blaring in response to bombs. they're mobilized tanks and personnel to the gaza border. the israeli military says they have not ruled out a ground assault on the palestinian territory. three israelis were killed today when a rocket fired from the gaza strip hit they are apartment. the israeli defense force says more than 100 rockets have been fired into southern israel in just the past 24 hours. palestinians all fired a long-range missile today that landed just 12 miles from tel aviv. in gaza today hundreds of palestinians attended the funeral of a hamas military chief who was killed yesterday in a targeted attack. the israeli government has claimed credit for this incident, even posted video of the air strike at the precise time that it went down. it took to twitter to warn other hamas leaders to not go above ground in th
obama spoke with prime minister netanyahu about the escalating violence st stressing israel has a right to defend itself and urging him to make every effort to avoid casualties. amin, we saw that air strike, and a lot of people believe that was the moment this all escalated. the escalation and we've seen ebbs and flows but about ten days ago is when we saw a significant turn perhaps. >> reporter: that's correct. there are two very competing narratives about what happened. from the israeli perspective they say they've been suffering over the course of the last ten days and really over the last several years indiscriminate rocket fire into southern israel frchlt a palestinian perspective, a different story. the 1.5 million lives here say they live under siege and subjected to random air strikes against israel and also skirmishes across the border between gaza and israel, including one that killed a 13-year-old palestinian boy. that led to the latest round of violence with palestinian militants then firing rockets by the hundreds into southern israel killing three two. palestinian will say
exchange right there. you heard president obama say it, he thinks climate changes relent caused by human behavior. the same day california does the cap and trade auction could that be coming to the rest of the country, carbon tax of some point. you are shaking your head but surely a carbon tax, a gusher of money to washington. isn't that in the cards? >> we have to take care of all these people the guaranteed the entitlements and he said we couldn't tie this to any particular whether even. would you tie it to? stuart: do you think we will get a carbon tax or cap and trade operation of some sort. >> everything and anything. this will be the biggest tax present we are ever had because we're in so much debt, have to tax anyway possible. stuart: more on this breaking story about united airlines. united telling passengers all of its flights grounded and they should read book on other airlines. this is the result of a computer problem. united has not commented officially. the faa says it is unaware. the stories clearly developing. joining us is former inspector general at the department of tra
." that really is "hardball" for now. thanks for being us. "the ed show" starts right now. >>> good evening, americans welcome to "the ed show" from new york. president obama is winning a major class warfare battle with republicans and they are on the road. this is "the ed show" e. let's get to work. >> the president was committed -- selected on the basis he was not romney. and you should vote against romney. >> big money interests have their backs up against the wall in the white house knows it. tonight congressman debbie wasserman schultz on the president's mandate on fairness. >> the election may be over, but the conspiracy theories live on. >> i suspect these tough chicago guys knew about this affair for awhile, and held it in their back pocket until they needed to play their card. >> the latest right wing freakout over general petraeus. >> and if you have better ingredients and better pizza, why not better health care? sam stein on papa john's problem with obama care. >>> good to have you with us. thanks for watching. more bad news for republicans this week. their history of obstructio
recommend cascade. >>> right now president obama is in new york city touring damage of the area's hardest hit by hurricane sandy which ravaged the east coast. greeted at airport by andrew cuomo and michael bloomberg in the last hour. he toured new jersey with governor chris christie. at time bloomberg didn't give president obama a photo op but did give him his endorsement. yesterday president obama said he would soon begin conversations with lawmakers and scientists but acknowledged that the main challenge is coming up with a solution that doesn't slow the economy. >> if, on the other hand, we can shape an agenda that says, we can create jobs, advance growth, and make a serious dent in climate change and be an international lead, that's something the american people would support. >> joining the panel now, deputy mayor of new york city, how arld wolfson and co-create of the daly show, liz winstead. large work at feet of new york city. new york city evacuation shelters as of monday housed nearly 1500 evacuees and nearly 25,000 customers still without power. that said as a resident of new y
. the media has totally bailed on this and totally favoring mr. obama on this, clearly fema didn't do the job right, but okay if they stay at $300 aight hotels pennies with what we spent altogether and if they need more money, they need more money, but clearly they were not up to the job. they had quite a bit of warning about this, they didn't stock pile supplies, they didn't stock pile fooled. there is something drastically wrong-- >> why are they staying in manhattan. >> because is the cool place to stay. >> that's what i'm saying, lower manhattan and-- the damage. >> that doesn't mean they didn't have any room. sounds like they didn't have any room at the inn kind of deal, but didn't have any room at stateisland. >> and there's a borough called queens and another one called the bronx that you might be able to stay in. i guarantee there's hotels there. and this is why it just, it reeks. and listen, for all i know they checked every hotel in the bronx, in yonkers, in the surrounding, in the surrounding areas and they found that they were sold out, i doubt it. and then they stayed at the soho
on in washington right now about the fiscal cliff. president obama says let's extend the bush tax cuts, the lower tax rates for 98% of all taxpayers, including the middle class right now. i'll sign it today and took out his pen at the news conference. and the republicans saying, no, no, no, we can't do that until we decide what we are going to do with the top two percent of taxpayers. why wouldn't a middle class voter look at that and say these guys in the gop are all about protecting the rich? >> chris, two things. one, we as a republican party need to make it very clear, and we are going to make it very clear we around the party of big. business businesses, big banks, big wall street, big bailouts. when it comes to the tax code, we are for a lower, simpler, platter tax code. you there were ideas to limit deductions for the wealthy, there have been ideas to get rid of some of these things but we aren't the party trying to broke the rich. they can protect themselves. we are the party that wants pro growth period. let the democratic party be the party of government growing revenues. we want to gro
says he might have to move some of his employees from full time to part time if president barack obama gets reelected. joining us now is zane tankel, he runs i think 42 applebee's franchises. >> jon: i'm going to stop you right there. zane tankel? (laughter) that's who you want me to accept? zane tankel? no. no. (applause) zane tankel does not run an applebee's. zane tankel is an intergalactic bounty hunter who gets in fight with buck rogers. (laughter) i'm sorry, resume your interview with zane tankel. >> we won't build more restaurants. we won't hire more people. >> you run an applebee's. (laughter) here's a cost-cutting idea. don't serve your double-barrel whiskey fried creamy steak and chimichanga sliders in troughs. (laughter) not only should you provide your employees health care, you should be personally apologizing to our nation's physicians. (laughter) anybody else got a problem with it? >> papa john's c.e.o. says the company may have to reduce worker hours to save money on health care. >> jon: no, not a papa john's! (laughter) anybody but a papa john's! i'd wrather the papara
" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show," from new york. president obama went to bat for the middle class today and mitt romney is still beating up the 47%. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> with respect to the issue of mandate, i've got one mandate. i've got a mandate to help middle class families and families that are working hard to try to get -- that's my mandate. >> the president draws a line in the sand for the middle class. >> the only question now is, are we going to hold the middle class hostage? >> and gets as angry as you will ever see him taking on an old bitter foe. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> tonight, congressman tim ryan of ohio on the president's middle class rallying cry. jonathan alter on the epic throwdown with john mccain. >>> plus, the new senator even nate silver didn't see coming. >> we missed the north dakota senate -- >> yes, you did! >> heidi hitekamp joins me for an excl
no middle-class family can afford that right now. >> reporter: mr. obama signed legislation extending the bush- era tax cuts two years ago, including those affecting the wealthy, but he said today things are different this time. >> well, two years ago, the economy was in a different situation. we were still very much in the early parts of recovering from the worst economic crisis since the great depression. but what i said at the time is what i meant, which is this was a one-time proposition. and you know, what i have told leaders privately as well as publicly is that we cannot afford to extend the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. what we can do is make sure that middle-class taxes don't go up. mandate, i've got one mandate. i've got a mandate to help middle-class families and families that are working hard to try to get into the middle class. that's my mandate. that's what the american people said. they said, "work really hard to help us." that's my mandate. i don't presume that because i won an election, that everybody suddenly agrees with me on any... everything. >> reporter: and the
burnett and "outfront" starts right now. >>> next, escalation is really soldiers moving to the border of gaza in preparation for a possible ground invasion. another prominent republican disavows the comments mitt romney made about president obama's gifts to minority voters. how can the gop reinvent itself post romney? and surprising revelations in david petraeus' testimony on capitol hill today. he said he knew immediately after the attack in libya who was responsible but then something changed. let's go o"outfront." i'm tom foreman in for erin burnett. "outfront" tonight on the edge of war. the u.s. is preparing for a possible ground invasion into gaza. hundreds of israeli troops have been moved to the gaza border and another 75,000 reservists are being called to serve as the violence intensifies. this as president obama gets the phone call that tfrom the israe prime minister to get an update on the tent situation and gets briefed by henry morrissey who he hopes can dissuade the conflict. ten people have been killed in gaza and three people in israel. today they released their larges
, president obama hit him back with this. >> john, you're absolutely right that presidents have to be prudent in what they say. but, you know, coming from you who have, you know, in the past have threatened extinction for north korea and, you know, sung songs about bombing iran, i don't know how credible that is. >> then there was this exchange over al qaeda. >> i have some news. al qaeda is in iraq. al qaeda, it's called al qaeda in iraq. >> i have some news for john mccain. and that is that there was no such thing as al qaeda in iraq until george bush and john mccain decided to invade iraq. >> and when senator obama became president obama, the partisan rhetoric didn't stop there. mccain abandoned the idea of becoming an elder statesmen, a key republican ally, who could help broker deals and move the country forward. instead, he has constantly undermined the president and his policies. back in 2010, mccain had a list of complaints over health care reform. one of his issues, the negotiations were not being broadcast on c-span. here's the president responding. >> let me just a make this point,
thought about this. if you were in the white house right now, you were in president obama's situation, what would you do to try and re-create that kind of situation? >> i would try to channel president obama, he has been reelected and he has this mandate. there were a lot of issues that were not very clear. but the one about raising revenue was clear. she thought it was a bipartisan long-term debt reduction for america. so leaving little room, when the president said on a marker, which he did -- now i can go to work in a very personal way. and i will tell you respectfully -- i understand why, but i think he stopped trying to sue them. i think this time, with this mandate, he has to channel lyndon johnson. i mean, he can't give up. the solution to this is leadership and political backbone. a willingness to take on the interest groups and the margins are both parties which drive the debate. he desperately wants to solve the problem. i think the president has to engage totally. i don't think there should be a political go out to the public type of thing. >> but sir, if you believe what w
. >> stephanie: right exactly. let's dive into the right wing world and see what's doing today. how did obama reach out to these demographics? he reached out through student loans, amnesty programs for younger hispanics. he went and birth control is the biggest thing. for sandra flux to have a prime time speaking role would have been absurd. we have women can afford birth control turn out and say i want free birth control. turns out they are a one issue voter. >> stephanie: now they have right wing women to call other women sluts essentially, so that's fair, yeah. >> caller: and again it really is sustained for the voters. it's not introspection. why does the republican party have a permanent gender gap. why did mitt romney just lose 70% of the latino vote when george bush, you know, got 40% just eight or 12 years ago? i mean, there is no introspection about what are we doing wrong? it's obama's suppressing the vote which is what karl rove claims or these women voters are also selfish. that's why they vote democratic. good luck with turning that ship around. >> stephanie: good luck. laura eng
." "politics nation" starts right now. >>> thanks, chris. thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, prepared to fight. president obama took a strong stand today at his news conference on taxes, on deficits, on immigration. we'll talk about all that later in the show. but we begin with the big story of president obama's smackdown of republicans who have been playing politics with the tragic killings at our consulate in libya. senators like john mccain and others on the right wing have been trying to have a scandal with the tax against the president's ambassador to the u.n. susan rice. today, the president called and he said, i have had enough. >> let me say specifically about susan rice she's done exemplary work. she represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i have said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they shou
and support breast cancer research and access to care. ♪ ♪ >> greg: all right. so in the wake of obama's alleged re-election, some citizens are calling for secession. people from all 57 states have filed petitions in favor of seceding from america on the obama administration's we the people website. so far, close to 700,000 signed on and petitions from alabama, florida, georgia, louisiana, north carolina, tennessee, texas grabbed at least 25,000 signatures. now to me, secession is silly. but what is not silly is actual catchtition. why not for four years pit red states against blue states with the respected ideas and have us put to the test and see who succeeds? red states will have fracking. blue will have frats. red states will have free markets. blue will be v fre have free pi. red states, death penalty. blue, tax. red will have kimberly guilfoyle. blue will have this. there is only one rule. no borrowing from china allowed. then maybe can see whose ideas work. blue state survive by acting red. red states are sur viveed by resisting the cool desire to go blue. maybe the best states
a big thing in america right now. what it means to be muslim-american. a lot of people think obama is muslim, and they use that -- >> a significant percent. >> it's scary. not only is he muslim, but they use that as a way to sort of undermine him somehow or, you know, delegitimatize him some n some way which is always a weird thing as a muslim to have my religion used as a way to delegitimatize the president. you know? yeah, this play sort of deals with a lot of that stuff. it's a very brave, provocative piece of theater, and i was very excited about it. >> why did you take on this role, because it is so different than what you normally do? >> well, i'm an actor, so i have been doing dramatic stuff and comedic stuff my whole career. ever since i played that pixie in the school play. thank god people know about that now. >> roll the tape. where is that? >> there probably is somewhere. i've been doing both my whole career, so, know, the last six or seven years i have been on "the daily show" and people know me as that guy, that comedian guy, but for me to go do dramatic stuff is not
, host and producer of "huff post live." today she tweeted, "romney makes it sound like obama personally handed out fruit baskets to people to win the election." you're right about that, abby. thanks for joining me tonight. >> thanks for having me. >> abby, the romney campaign put out a statement today saying, "governor romney was simply elaborating on what david axelrod had said about the obama campaign's effort to target key demographics, most specifically women." what's your reaction to that statement? >> well, reverend, i'm still waiting for my fruit basket. i'm not only a woman but i'm a young voter. i never received one. i think what we're seeing here -- >> it's coming, abby. it's coming. >> what we're seeing here, and david corn will probably say the same thing, is just a confirmation that he really does believe that 47% comment. he's very much at home when he's talking to his donors. and moreover, i think when we're talking about this so-called gift, when you give someone a gift you do it because you want to give it to them, not because they necessarily need, it not because they
to get worse? >> tom, i think the obama administration has been rightfully supporting israel because israel has a right to defend itself, any country would. but i think the united states is going to want to work with egypt, with turkey and qatar to try to convince the leadership to stop this very provocative and hardy shelling of rocketing the cities. when hamas is targeting both tel aviv and israel, this is a new phase of war between a long-running war between them. israel is going to react to that. i think you'll see a very intense demonstration between them to cease and desist. >> gaza is not a big area. at some point they have to run out of pockets to some degree, don't they? >> yeah, but that's a big risk. so the big driver of the israeli operation right now is the long-range rockets that were allegedly supplied by iran and which hamas has been using to target major urban centers in israel like tel aviv, like jerusalem. tel aviv has been the red line for israel, and as long as hamas has been in possession of these rockets and can maintain that threat against israeli population c
're going to tell you what president obama is doing about it right now. plus, a look at the likely consequences of an all-out ground war in gaza. they are very disturbing. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ bp has paid overthe people of bp twenty-threeitment to the gulf. billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> violence exploding in the middl
. my meineke. >>> right now, president obama is on his way to thailand. tomorrow, he is scheduled to meet with thailand's king, prime minister, and the u.s. embassy staff in bangkok. then he's on to myanmar, a country no u.s. president has ever visited before. then he will led to cambodia for the east asia summit. >>> closer to home now, nearly three weeks after hurricane sandy hit, most of the power has been restored to the east coast, but many are still asking why did so many people lose electricity and what might be done to prevent that from happening again? tom foreman takes up that subject in this week's "building up america." >> what do we want? when do we want it? >> reporter: for all the angry people still without power after sandy, there may be few more frustrated than a man who lives hundreds of miles away. he's with the american society of civil engineers. his name is auto lynch and he is certain the storm's impact did not have to be so bad. >> the damage did not have to be this bad at all. with a little bit better planning, we could have eliminated much of the damage.
conservative media had been saying about this. right? he believed some conservative thing that president obama never used the word terror when he described this attack. when, in fact, the president had. it led to that horrible fact checking moment, live fact checking in the debate. is john mccain, and these guys, dana warbaucher, gene schmidt, trying to make it into a political scandal, are they making the same mistake, they're pursuing a narrative circulating on the right but isn't based in fact? >> i'd add darrell issa on that. he held the hearings on benghazi a month before the election and bungled them. he released documents without even check with anyone. and the bottom line here is there are legitimate questions about the benghazi attack and a lot of information we haven't gotten but that's all become secondary to the sort of political fight between the republicans in congress who want to assert that they still have the control of the foreign policy issue, and they want to assert that obama's weak on foreign policy though the election is over and the actual responsible lawmakers who want
it in their back pocket until they needed to play their card. >> we'll take you inside the latest right wing freakout over general petraeus. >> and if you have better ingredients and better pizza, why not better health care? sam stein on papa john's problem with obama care. >>> good to have you with us. thanks for watching. more bad news for republicans this week. their history of obstruction is coming back to haunt them. president obama made it clear friday he will insist on getting rid of the bush tax cuts for the wealthy in a new economic plan. congressional republicans are playing tough in public instead of tax increases on the rich they are pushing nonspecific tax reform. >> it's clear that there are a lot of special interest loopholes. >> we can increase revenue without increasing the tax rates on anybody in this country. we can lower the rates, broaden the base. >> eliminate all these tax credits and tax deductions. you can generate $1 trillion in revenue. you can lower tax rates by doing this. >> eric cantor put the talking points together in a letter to republicans. what would be be
cliff he's not saying we're going to agree with president obama on anything yet right? >> not yet. at least publicly, he's just reheating the old romney proposal which is if you close deductions, that's where you get your revenue. not from letting the high end tax cuts expire. the high-end tax cuts expire. what obama had been campaigning on and what voters want overwhelmingly. so you know, the administration has actually been fairly optimistic about where boehner is and negotiating with boehner and negotiating maybe with some of the rank and file who are more likely to come to an agreement. maybe go into the senate. and doing this very publicly. they're meeting with a lot of groups with labor groups, with business groups and they've learned their lesson. this idea that in 2011 last year, they could just sit in a room with boehner, hatch out a deal and all would be done. clearly didn't work out very well. after the election, i think the president feels he has a mandate on these issues. if it doesn't w
to everyone. if it's all right for the obama campaign to take credit for it, it's probably fine for paul ryan to notice and i'll also point out that paul ryan is the republican in the romney campaign who said look, let's go campaign among black voters, even though they're not voting for us, because if we're the republican party of opportunity for everybody, that's where we ought to be among the part of the economy that needs help the most. >> david, i want to ask you about something else the congressman said today. abc asked him whether or not the president had a mandate. here's what he had to say. >> the president wins 300 some electoral votes, every battleground state with the exception of north carolina. does barack obama now have a mandate? >> i don't think so, because they also re-elected the house republicans, so whether people intended or not, we've got divided government. >> you don't think it's a mandate here? >> i don't, because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. >> david, do you buy that? democrats gain in both the house and the senate.
an important role. you know the obama vision was one where they thought better suited the country. and there is no question on social issues. whether it is women's health care, immigration, gay rights. there are a set of issues particularly for younger voters so, people vote very, very carefully. the economy was a dominant issue. i think that is why ultimately some people chose the president to continue the journey we are on. now quickly in terms of democracy, you know we don't know this for sure, but we could be seeing very different elections. that of that in 2010, 14, maybe 18 will be quite a bit different. the comments i made two years ago were predicated on what we thought would happen in a presidential year. the latino turnout was surging. president winning more of the latino votes but even winning the cuban votes. you saw young votes exceeding the turnout from four years ago surprising most analysts. you saw african american turnout. you saw the excitement of the first african american president was four years ago. you saw a real determination there to support the president
going. the difficulty going into gaza as apresident obama talked about over the weekend would be an increase in casualties. troops potentially being killed. right now what we're hearing is israeli officials will be meeting tonight including prime minister netanyahu along with his defense minister and his foreign minister to discuss possible cease-fire options. what they're going to insist upon is that the palestinians stop firing rockets into israel immediately, and they have said that they will not stop their offensive until that happens. tamron. >> thank you very much. again, more insight to what the president discussed with these two leaders. he called on president morsi of egypt as well as prime minister netanyahu, and in both calls the president expressed regret for the loss of israeli and palestinian civilian lives and has agreed to stay in close touch with both leaders. this is new information come inning a minute ago from the white house. now to the politics playing out over the aaattack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. senate leaders say they will now investigate th
it right after the election as a try of making a point. >> president obama is meeting with business leaders on wednesday. do you think this is going to come up? this pushback against obama care? >> sure. we got a hint of how this is playing out when john boehner told abc that it's now the law of the land. for some reason, republicans are still invested in repealing obama care. the problem they are going to confront is that this thing is going forward with or without them. in 2014, new regulations will take place including the banning of discrimination for preexisting conditions. also exchanges in the states will take place whether or not the states say yes or no. the government will step in. so they can either get on board or not. the election was sort of the last legitimate opportunity for them to politically repeal this law. that's now passed. there are other appeals, but it doesn't stand that great of chance. they have to work within the confines of the legislation. >> this is going to be a big issue in the midterms. because it's just going to be on the verge of being fully implemented o
are they, because a lot of people would say president obama is least center left, right? but it's all comparative, and compared to governor romney, and i really think the republican party, including those statements that akin and murdoch made, seemed like they were far off from the center. and i also think -- so i'm an independent. i can give advice to both parties. >> and they don't have to take it. >> right. and they don't have to take it. the party of ronald reagan and jack kemp, the party of upward mobility, that didn't seem to be the republican party this year, and now maybe it was because of this very effective attack campaign against mitt romney being capital, 47%, all that stuff, but i think hispanics and asians and a lot of women didn't vote for the republican party, not just if you're hispanic because you think they're anti-immigrant, because it didn't seem like the kind of party that was going to create a country in which you were going to have a chance to rise. it seemed by their own statement and really also by the definition democrats gave them as a more exclusive club.
be right for you. >>> we're waiting for president obama's first news conference hins sis re-election. it's his first formal white house news conference since march. let's bring in suzanne malveaux at the cnn center in atlanta. like me, suzanne, you used to cover the white house. you attended a lot of these presidential news conferences. you know what it's like for the reporters to prepare for the president of the united states to prepare. what are you anticipating as you look forward to this news conference that's supposed to be given at the bottom of the hour? >> i think a lot of us will be looking to see whether or not there are any hints as to how he will govern in the differences in the next four years. it was interesting the first week of the presidency pretty astonishing, right? he had a lot of executive offered. the lily ledbetter, and one that shut down guantanamo bay. we will see if he feels as if he really has some sort of mandate here, that he is iffing to be able to govern, to move from the middle, but also to insist what this coalition of supporters has put on his plate. is
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>>> developing now, president obama overseas at this hour making his first public statement on the conflict in the middle east supporting israel's right to defend its country. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. >> meanwhile, heated exchanges from both sides of the aisle on the fallout from the benghazi terror attack and what krorm former cia director general p at a capital hearing. we begin with president obama in southeast asia at this hour. the president began his three-nation tour in thailand at a news conference with the thai prime minister, he defended israel's right to defend itself but expressed concern over a ground war. >> we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes and work places and potentially killing civilians. we will continue to support israel's right to defend itself. >> chief white house correspondent chuck todd is traveling with the president. good sunday to you. what else do we hear from the president on israel and otherwi
it a policy not to disagree with tom, but he's 100% right on this, that the first question i would assume will be about general petraeus, general allen and sort of more broadly that situation. the issue i think is what does president obama say. clearly he doesn't want to -- i don't think he wants to make any news, at least not purposely on it. and wants to kind of move off of it as quickly as he can. that's not entirely in his hands, of course. if the first question and then the follow-up and the second question and the third question are all somewhat related to that, it becomes harder, how long do they stay on it, does -- do we talk about how much do we talk about benghazi, how much do we talk about israel. you know, that's what's hard about a press conference. you get your say at the start but the reporters ask their questions and you never know where the story goes from there. >> john harris, you've been in that room also as a former white house correspondent and the president is going to be going into this meeting with the business leaders asking for their advice, their terms of refer
because people suspect like you're saying the right thing, but if give the chance, that's not what you really believe. >> the person who gets it done now will be barack obama, a democratic president, not mitt romney. >> that's the problem. >> a person of color. let's be honest. only deepens the racial divides when you have that kind of language. >> marco rubio will be standing next to him when they sign that bill. >> you're right. this is something republicans could have had a lead hand in crafting and now they're going to look like they're playing catch-up. to karen's point, jay, when we talk about the trust deficit and how much americans think oh, the republicans have changed, everything's different now, this is haley barbour, i have to play this sound, this is haley barbour at the republican governors association conference in las vegas on wednesday. let's take a listen. >> we've got to give our political organizational activity, you know, a very serious -- proct togethology ex. we need to look everywhere is my point. >> seven-second pause and what he comes up with is a proctology e
? this is "hardball" for now. "politics nation"ing with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. we are live from washington, d.c. tonight's lead, what winning looks like. president obama ran on fairness, and he's about to deliver. we're already seeing this president standing strong on the key issues that won this election. fairness. i was part of a group that met with him today at the white house. he is not backing down. he knows that making this a more fair country, protecting the middle class, is the central issue of our time he will ran on fighting for a system that works for everyone. where everyone gets a fair shot at the american dream. before our group of civic leaders met with the president, he met with the democratic and republican leaders. they know he has it the upper hand. they know he holds the cards in this fight. with the threat of the fiscal cliff looming, that -- when that happens, you're going to see a winner and a winner who won the national election. the republican leaders even the republican leaders seem to get that today. their words w
, lz. >> president obama is not handing out gifts, all right? he's being a president. the only thing i found really consistent with this is that romney has been essentially hating on half of the country for almost two years. i didn't necessarily find his comments out of line with everything else he has talked b. we've been characterizing them as gaffes. i've been trying to say this is who he really is. he really believes half the country is a bunch of moochers. i think what's really interesting, if you strip away all the areas, the urban areas that's predominantly minority, right? he still lost a whole bunch of white people, too. the man is refusing to take personal responsibility, which is the height of irony when you think about what he went around and talked about with 47% of the people not being personally responsible for their own lives. here he lost an election, mostly because of the fact that he was a bad option. the gop knows he was a bad option. that's why they fought him so hard during the primary, because he was a bad choice. but they ended up with him, they reluctantly had
things. president obama in his address in the east room did not once mention raising taxes. >> bill: i caught that. i know that. right. >> listen, he campaigned on it. boehner's aides who i've been talking to a lot and i cover obviously, are betting that obama had a campaign message and now it is time for the governing message. you saw that on friday. he did not mention race. paper said we're not going to raise tax rates but we're raise tax revenues. they're saying something very similar. what they're looking like they're going to do is keep rates the same for the time being. take the loopholes close them. some of the deductions, cap deductions. that will bring them into a new year with some revenue and then do a reform of the tax code. that's not easy. we're talking about tough stuff. they're going to have to agree to how much revenue the government should bring in through new tax code. what deductions are worth keeping. i mean -- you have a huge divide on that. monstrous divide. >> bill: just on tha
back. then we have the interview that barack obama gave right before the election, where he said that immigration was essentially his top priority after they saw the budget crisis. host: we can read a little bit of that as well. guest: i was shocked when i saw it. it was amusing, because first it was off the record, then it was on the record. if this is your top priority? health care was his top priority in his first term and you saw how you stack up. i covered the immigration bill going to the senate in 2006- 2007, and it was bigger than i could have ever imagined. it turned into this massive conversation that was emotional and complicated. i thought, wow, that is a big issue. host: what barack obama said in that off the record phone call was that the second thing he was confident would get done next year was immigration reform and that he would be very blunt -- "the big reason i will win a second term is because the republican party has so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the latino community. i am fairly confident that they will have a great inte
. it was so gracious and classy. >> caller: but the concern is romney looks so stupid he would make obama stupid. really? you want to bring this guy to the white house now? >> stephanie: let's delve in the right wing, after having failed at their campaign and tried to convince america that the president is an eightful, angry man, "hate radio" starting me. >> pull back the curtain on liberal radio let's go to stephanie miller. >> that's the problem jon, it's not just one guy. they become the rapey party. he's like a whore in church, he was trying to sound like a weird hyper hippy like peace love and friendship. >> rapey slutty whore in church. i think conservative has had this wrong for a long time. what they've said sean, we can ignore these guys, they don't have any ratings. no one is listening. they've been able to get their message out a lot more than we ever thought and election day shows that. these people made a major major mistake. forget their ratings. what they say end up on shows etc. and there's no reason to disregard this and say they don't have enough people listening. >> eri
about human rights violations is for the president, president obama to engage burmese leaders directly. and the final stop on the president's itinerary has been cambodian that's where he'll attend a summit with the association of southeast asian nations and while he's there, just like in burma, white house officials say the president will bring up cambodia's less than impressive record on human rights when he sees their prime minister. back to you in new york. >> clayton: much was made of course of china and asia during the run up to the general election. and president obama speaking extensively about it, and the president speaking about it. is the economy going to be a focus, and international trade regions with in nation and an important trip the president scheduled right after the election. >> that's obviously going to be a big focus for sure at that southeast asian nation summit. once he gets to cambodia and look at a picture right now of the scene where the press conference is going to be. we're told that the way they do the press conferences there, they like to have an mc who cal
than john mccain. >> i think what stands out about obama's victory to me is how ugly it was, this was identity politics on steroids telling black people republicans wanted to take away their right to vote and telling women there's war on them that seniors, that paul ryan wants to push granny off the cliff in a wheelchair. this is not the hope and change obama, this was not, there's no red state and blue state obama. he won ugly, it's divisive and if this is the template for how democrats want to win elections going forward to this-- >> and i can tell you what the reaction in the white house would be if they heard you say that, they would say get over it, grow up, this is politics, republicans got a, you know, put on their boxing gloves and get over it. >> oh, yeah. >> paul: so what? you know. >> i won, you know, suck it up. >> i agree. this is the new benchmark the way you win a presidential campaign. no question about it, it's too bad, but that's the way it is. i want to elaborate on one of kim's points. the turnout machine, it did not materialize after the convention in au
obama is meeting with the nation's top ceos to discuss the fiscal cliff right after he holds his first news conference since his re-election which will occur any moment now. we'll carry it for you live here on cnbc. let's bring in our team coverage. bob pisani is here at the nyse. john harwood, eamon javers, brian sullivan who's at the white house. he's my partner for today. bob, i haven't been able to hear from you yet on the dramatic moves in the market in the last 20 minutes. what does the market want to hear from the president today? >> there are four topics that i think everyone's been talking about. capital gains tax, dividends tax, the home interest deduction has been a hot topic for the last 48 hours. finally upper income tax increases. there is a lot of uncertainty already built into the market. we're 8% off of the recent highs we had in the dow about a month ago. we're down 1,000 points in the dow a lot on this fiscal cliff uncertainty. if this can get resolved by the middle of december, i ink the market has a chance to rally going into the end of the year but we are a long w
is enough jobs. we are focused on a grand bargain, which is another way of saying austerity. president obama got it right when he said that companies are awash with cash. what they are missing is enough customers out there to prompt demand and justify them spending more on plants and equipment. businesses need customers. they do not create jobs. austerity is the opposite of income creating sales. it reduces income. tax increases reduce income. spending cuts reduce income. both, i would argue, are the wrong medicine for the economy today. we have seen the effects of austerity. we do not want to follow, these countries over the cliff and gratuitously -- we do not want to follow these countries over the cliff gratuitously. [applause] thank you. >> i want to talk to brad. take the next. >> i have a couple of things to say. our $2 trillion figure is not a recommendation. it is actually a response to the fact that everyone thinks that $4 trillion is what is needed to achieve -- a debt stabilization gold, stabilizing debt to gdp, to keep that from rising faster than the economy, which ultimately is
resident in all fairness to the civil rights area. the deep south didn't like democrats long before obama came along. they particularly don't like him. >> i think that's absolutely true. you have seen the republican party increasingly become a southern party. look, you hear when you look at people in the south, the rhetoric is about statism. it's tenth amendment stuff. it's all this idea of the federal government overreaching, and there was a lot of sort of pro-confederate revisionism you heard coming out of even the tea party movement, and i think the tea party was also mainly a southern movement. so you definitely had a resistance not just to this president but democrats in general, and then you layer on and i think you add the issue of race and, you know, like it or not, i think that had to be a part of it, too. but for certain barack obama's white working class firewall was in these more unionized states in the midwest. that's where he had a base. >> i think unions are a good force against that prejudice because they encourage you to vote by your economic interests, not your tribe, if
. as many as 750 this year launched from gaza into southern israel. last night president obama spoke on the phone with prime minister benjamin netanyahu acknowledging israel's right to defend itself following but also urging netanyahu to avoid civilian casualties. hours earlier the israeli government posted this video from youtube showing an air strike yesterday in gaza that killed ahmed al jabari, he is the top military member of hamas. that was a widespread campaign against hamas targets that the israeli military had said it will broaden in the coming days. this morning israeli defense forces, the idf, dropped leaflets over gaza warning residents there to stay away from hamas operatives. >>> also on twitter, a clear message from the israeli defense forces saying we recommend that no hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, thoush their faces above ground in the days ahead. president obama also spoke last night with egypt's president about working together to try to preserve peace and security in that region. tension between israel and egypt's new islamist government h
this year launched from gaza into southern israel. last night president obama spoke on the phone with prime minister benjamin netanyahu acknowledging israel's right to defend itself following but also urging netanyahu to avoid civilian casualties. hours earlier the israeli government posted this video from youtube showing an air strike yesterday in gaza that killed ahmed al jabari, he is the top military member of hamas. that was a widespread campaign against hamas targets that the israeli military had said it will broaden in the coming days. this morning israeli defense forces, the idf, dropped leaflets over gaza warning residents there to stay away from hamas operatives. >>> also on twitter, a clear message from the israeli defense forces saying we recommend that no hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, thoush their faces above ground in the days ahead. president obama also spoke last night with egypt's president about working together to try to preserve peace and security in that region. tension between israel and egypt's new islamist government has increased since the a
. he will be quarantined for a couple of months. i agree with mark. obama ran a brilliant campaign. he did not have a record. and he succeeded. he did extremely well. and he is right. i would say mitt romney is a good and decent man and who -- would have made a good president. he was not a good campaigner. i think he was weakened by the republican primaries, weakened by the 47%, and in the end he had really bad luck. a week before the election he was ahead in just about all the polls by a lot -- >> no. >> i think it was pre-empted in the last week. i am not sure he would have 1. >> i do not think he was ahead. but when we left here last week, mark and i looked at each other and we said, now we will see whether the vaunted ground game is really their. the vaunted ground game turned out to be a mega ground game. one person i know, this obama operatives sent out an e-mail to her friends and said, don't despair. this was not good, but we registered 10,000 obama voters this big. that is an the question is, can you move the operation to another candidate? to another election, an off-year ele
takers. you see obama learning how to deal with the caucus. let's extend the middle class tax cuts, right now, let's do it. he puts them in a bad position and making it look like, look, middle class, they are not giving you what you need. so learning how to work with them, learning that we have to have some compromise, i see some tea leaves that we may have a better next couple of years. we'll see. >> it will be interesting, if a deal is struck. i don't think it will nearly as good as for republicans as the deal that the president offered them. the grand deal that had been offered before. you know, in some ways i actually think the problem for republicans and for conservatives is that a lot of their ideas and principles have actually won. you know, since ronald reagan we no longer have 70% tax rates on the highest income earners. nobody is arguing for that. we're arguing to go back to 39.6%. on health care reform, the president's health care reform was basically a conservative idea put into the national spotlight by democrats and passed by democrats. education reform. even cap and trade i
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